Pixelpipe compressing uploaded HD vids?

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  1. Chodite macrumors 6502a

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    Uploaded HD vid to FB via Pixelpipe and the quality was reduced, vid was compressed. Suggestions? Wifi btw...
     
  2. xmtgx macrumors regular

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    You sure PP compressed it and not the place you uploaded it to?
     
  3. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    ive heard that as of right now, iPhone cannot wirelessly upload HD

    not sure if thats true or not
     
  4. kr00k322 macrumors 6502

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    Very interesting..was the video larger than 200MB? If they did compress it that could be why. I remember reading that when it first released the maximum video size allowed would be 200MB. The video could have shrunk to reflect that since I've uploaded vids to YouTube without the quality being reduced.

    You can do it with Pixelpipe.
     
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  6. kr00k322 macrumors 6502

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    I just tested a 30 second video and uploaded one to FB and the other to YouTube and they SEEM to be just about the same.
     
  7. Haxoware macrumors member

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    yes is facebook reducing the quality not Pixelpipe.
     
  8. Chodite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, seems to be the case. The video looked fine on Vimeo, via PixelPipe.

    And the size was roughly 30 MB.
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    If you have a Dropbox account, link to that. You can be certain that Dropbox isn't compressing it, so if Facebook and Dropbox's versions are different or not then you'll know if it's Facebook's fault or PixelPipe's fault.

    I'd test it but I don't feel like messing with it. PixelPipe annoyed me with the poor design of their app. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to control which 'pipes' get the video. It just puts it everywhere (and even tweets about it automatically) even if I just wanted to put it one place. I have to manually enable and disable pipes to get what I want. A major pain.

    I'm keeping it for emergencies where I just HAVE to get an HD video to someone, but other than that I can't see myself using this very often.
     
  10. Garrett67 macrumors regular

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    Man you sure do get around LOL
     
  11. Chodite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    HA!! As do you. Good to see ya 'round these parts!
     
  12. Chodite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree about PixelPipe's poor design. It's awful.

    You'll be unhappy to hear that Dropbox also seems to be compressing HD vids uploaded to it from iPhone 4. In fact, if I remember correctly - it even says "Compressing video" before uploading.
     
  13. MozMan68 macrumors 68000

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    Really?? Everyone on here seems to be using it...I just downloaded it...is there a better app?
     
  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I'm not talking about uploading with Dropbox. I'm talking about uploading TO Dropbox from PixelPipe.

    Once PP has uploaded it then it just hands it over to Dropbox. I can not believe Dropbox would be compressing it at that point.

    You're talking about the DB app compressing, which is different.
     
  15. Garrett67 macrumors regular

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    Have to be here, I have a 27"iMac, an iPad and iphone 4

    btw, I saw your battery charging post via usb. I noticed my iPad does the same thing. I only plug it into a wall outlet because its like 5 times faster.

    But keeping this on topic, its a shame that Apple doesn't allow uploads of 720p video. Perhaps it would cause network congestion (if everyone did it at once)
    but hopefully they will patch that in a 'near' future update.
     
  16. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    No. It techincally works great. It does what it's supposed to and it does it well. I'm not aware of any other app that does what it does.

    It's just a pain to use.
     

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